The Case for Foreign Assistance – Podcast with Gates Foundation’s Mark Suzman and CGD Experts

March 29, 2017

How do you make the case for US foreign aid to an Administration that has proposed slashing it? That was the task for Mark Suzman, Chief Strategy Officer and president of Global Policy and Advocacy for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Suzman came to CGD in between accompanying Bill Gates to meetings at the White House. At an event called Financing the Future—which also included CGD’s president Masood Ahmed, senior fellow and chief operating officer Amanda Glassman, and former finance minister of Liberia (and now CGD distinguished visiting fellow) Antoinette Sayeh—Suzman gave us two very different versions of the fight against global poverty and disease.

Hear more of what Suzman and his fellow panelists had to say in this week’s podcast.


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